Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

Southern Governors’ Association Records, 1983-2010

December 7, 2012 Comments off

Creator: Southern Governors’ Association (U.S.)
Collection number: 5443
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Abstract: The Southern Governors’ Association, formerly the Southeastern Governors’ Conference, is a regional association of state governors that was founded in 1934 to represent the common interests of chief executives of the southern states and to provide a vehicle for promoting those interests. The collection consists of annual meeting transcripts and programs, annual reports, and other related publications. Materials span 1983-2010 and cover such topics as aging, agriculture, banking, business, climate change, diversity and Read more…

Blackwell Markham Papers, 1879-1988

January 18, 2012 Comments off

Creator: Markham, Blackwell.
Collection number: 5427
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Abstract: Blackwell Markham (1897-1977) was a general surgeon in Durham, N.C. He received his medical training at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard University. He served in the United States Army in World War II in North Africa and Europe. The collection contains correspondence, greeting cards, diaries, personal papers, a few business Read more…

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Films, 1951-1988

June 2, 2011 Comments off

Creator: North Carolina. Dept. of Cultural Resources.
Collection number: 20448
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Abstract: The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is the state agency responsible for arts, history, and library programs; among its divisions is the State Library of North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources films collection documents a variety of Read more…

Harry E. Groves papers, 1929-1999.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Groves, Harry E.
Collection number: 4975
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Abstract: Harry E. Groves (1921- ), Colorado-born African-American lawyer and professor of law, with special interests in constitutional law, particularly of newly formed nations. He served Read more…

James McDowell papers, 1770-1915 (bulk 1820-1850).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: McDowell, James, 1795-1851.
Collection number: 459
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Abstract: James McDowell was born 13 October 1795, son of Col. James McDowell and Sarah Preston. He married Susanna Smith Preston in 1818. McDowell was an unsuccessful candidate for Read more…

African travel journal, 1846-1847.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Heermance, William Augustus, fl. 1846-1847.
Collection number: 5016-z
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Abstract: William Augustus Heermance (fl. 1846-1847) of New York was supercargo on the Montgomery, an American cargo ship that traded along the coast of West Africa. The Read more…

Categories: 19th Century, Africa, Travel

Pettigrew family papers, 1685-circa 1939.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Pettigrew family.
Collection number: 592
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Abstract: Represented are four generations of the Pettigrew family of Washington and Tyrrell counties, N.C. Prominent family members included James Pettigrew (d. 1784), who emigrated Read more…

Arthur Franklin Raper papers, 1913-1979.

October 12, 2009 2 comments

Creator: Raper, Arthur Franklin, 1899-1979.
Collection number: 3966
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Abstract: Arthur Franklin Raper (1899-1979) was a distinguished rural sociologist, civil rights activist, and social science analyst both in the United States and in other countries. Raper’s early career focused on analysis of rural Read more…

Richardson Preyer papers, ca. 1900-2004.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Preyer, Richardson.
Collection number: 5111
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Abstract: Lunsford Richardson Preyer (1919-2001) was a lawyer, judge, politician, educator, and civic and philanthropic leader from Greensboro, N.C. The collection documents the public and Read more…

Henry Smith Richardson papers, 1811-1999.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Richardson, Henry Smith, 1885-1972.
Collection number: 4283
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Abstract: H. Smith Richardson, born in Greensboro, N.C. In 1907, he became sales manager for the Vick Company (later Richardson-Vicks, Inc.), which his father founded in 1905 to market Vicks Family Remedies. Richardson was Read more…